Lunchtime Concert – Doyenne Duo

The Eric Liddell Centre is delighted to welcome an internationally renowned pair of artists for a special Lunchtime Concert on Friday 13th September. Admission will be free, however donations are encouraged.

Exceptional in their own right, flautist Pamela Vliek Martchev and pianist Toni James, are magical as Doyenne Duo. Pamela Martchev has performed under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit and Esa-Pekka Salonen, among others, with the LA Times writing “you could almost feel her breath transformed into music”. Toni James has been described in the Boston Musical Intelligencer as “poised to join the ranks of the finest” of her generation and has won “Recording of the Year” in Fanfare Magazine and MusicWeb International.

Natives of Long Island New York and Paisley Scotland respectively, they met on the faculty of the School of Music and Dance at San Diego State University, giving their recital debut at the San Diego Winds’ annual San Diego Summer Music Institute in 2018. Their growing profile, has seen them perform throughout the Southern California region and this month they are on tour in Scotland.

September Lunchtime Concert

September’s edition of the Eric Liddell Centre’s Lunchtime Concert Series will feature Moira Hepburn who will play a medley of well known songs on our Bechstein Grand Piano.

This takes place on Monday 2nd September at the usual time of 12.30pm and entry costs £6 per person (includes a soup and sandwich lunch).

How to Age Joyfully – A Discussion with Maggy Pigott

The Eric Liddell Centre is hosting an event featuring the author, Maggy Pigott on Monday 26th August.

Maggy, author of How to Age Joyfully, will be discussing her eight steps to living a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life and offering practical tips on how to achieve it.

This will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to purchase a copy of How to Age Joyfully at a discounted price. This event begins at 3pm and is free to attend.

Andiamo Fashion Show

Just as New York Fashion Week is in full swing, on the 12th September, the Eric Liddell Centre is holding another fashion show at George Watson’s College.

The Centre is collaborating with local women’s fashion boutique, Andiamo, who will be previewing their latest collection at the school with the event starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets, which are available at the Eric Liddell Centre and Andiamo’s store cost £15 each and includes a glass of prosecco.

August Lunchtime Concert

August’s Lunchtime Concert will feature the return of Diana McIntosh to the Eric Liddell Centre as she is set to perform a range of songs and poems which always go down well with the audience.

This concert will take place on Monday 5th August at the usual time of 12.30pm. Admission is £6 per person (this includes a soup and sandwich lunch).

A Short Sharp History of the Olympic Games; Extracts from 1936 – Tom McNab

Tom McNab, technical adviser on Chariots of Fire, delivers extracts from his play 1936 using extensive coverage of Riefenstahl’s Olympia film. The play focuses on Germany hosting the 1936 Olympics, America’s reaction and Jesse Owens.

Tickets are £10 per person (£8 concessions) and can be bought online on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe website or at ELC reception. Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start.

The Making of Chariots of Fire – Tom McNab

Returning by popular demand for its fourth year. As technical adviser on the film, Tom McNab gives a rare and entertaining insight into the making of the 1981 Oscar-winning picture.

Tickets cost £10 per person (£8 concessions) doors open at 5.30pm for a 6.30pm start. Tickets can be reserved through the Edinburgh Festival Fringe website or at ELC reception.

John Threlfall Exhibition

The Eric Liddell Centre will host an exhibition by award winning artist John Threlfall from the 6th – 31st July. The exhibition opening will last from 11am – 1pm.

John has been a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) since 2007. He is also a member of the Artists’ for Nature Foundation (ANF) and is a previous winner of the Swarovski/Birdwatch Magazine Bird Artist of the Year.

His work has also yielded commissions including hide murals for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds at Mersehead, Dumfries and Galloway and Lochwinnoch, Ayrshire; and murals and illustrations for the National Trust for Scotland at Grey Mare’s Tail, Threave and Rockcliffe.

Subsequent viewing times for the public are subject to room availability – please contact ELC reception in advance to avoid disappointment.

July Lunchtime Concert

Our July Lunchtime Concert features Ben Kearsley – an accomplished classical guitarist who has previously played before here at the Eric Liddell Centre.

He has toured the UK extensively over the last decade and has play in venues as prestigious as the British Embassy, Palacio Chico and the Theatre Municipal.

The concert takes place on Mondat 1st July at the usual time of 12.30pm at the usual price of £6 per person (includes a soup and sandwich lunch)